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with this fox news alert with kathleen sebelius who has returned to capitol hill for round two on the botched obamacare rollout. good morning, i am jon scott. >> and i am harris faulkner and for generally. last night was the house and today the senate finance committee. we have been following this on the fox news channel and the health and human services secretary is fielding tough questions from both sides of the political aisle. there is a mad -- to fix it. peter ducey begins our live coverage. reporter: that is right, secretary kathleen sebelius says that hhs is on a aggressive schedule. basically a bunch of problems listed in order of importance. experts have assured the administration and health care.gov is not fatally flawed in that it does not need to go off-line to get fixed. >> given the fact that various fixes, particularly of functionality fixes have to be written in batches, it has been advised that you don't gain much from this taken the whole system down for a couple of weeks, it's better to do this on an ongoing basis. >> the ranking republican on the senate finance committee,
. kathleen sebelius questioned. the senators were serious. >> i am accountable to the committee and american public for the system in place. >> it is inexcusable that the members of the committee were not told earlier. >> i want you to told account and burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible and producing a product that all of us could be proud. >> in your zeal to implement the law not warnings or advice or council deterred you. you said america should hold you accountable. i repeat my request for you to resign. >> do it now, and the second rule is do it right the first time. why not shut down and do it right? >> the only thing i can conclude it is impossible to do something in this administration to get you fired. you can lie to the american people and misrepresent the facts, but it is impossible to get fired. >> that is a sam pling of what we saw. we have host of power play. chris, did we reset things in the hearing. >> can you burn the same house down two times? i am not sure. it was worse. it was worse for cathlone sebelius this time than it was last week when she
arafat was poisoned. >>> kathleen sebelius back on capitol hill. the health and human services secretary facing more questioning about healthcare.gov. >>> and the vicious battles between the individual atlantis and the drug cartels now taking a turn in mexico. ♪ >>> we begin with an al jazeera exclusive report on the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat. he died nine years ago at a military hospital in paris. but now swiss scientists are saying the former plo leader was poisoned. they said the radioactive material was found in his ribs and pelvis, and in the soil near where he was buried. clayton swisher has more. >> reporter: first they found abnormally high amounts in his clotheds. now they have discovered a high presence of the radioactive substance inside his bones. swiss scientists produced this report after the exhumation order. the arafat family received the results from their lawyer along with analysis from professor of forensic science. >> if i was a judge and jury this is absolutely stone cold certain. it was palonium that caused the death of yasser arafat. >> when they
sebelius, the cabinet secretary of health and human services stood her ground. kathleen sebelius testified where chiros grilled about the promise -- where she was grilled about the promise president obama made americans who like their insurance can keep it. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> he pressed kathleen sebelius to say whether the president's promise still listed on the white house website is still true or is it false? kathleen sebelius insisted the president's promise is true for those whose plans qualify. but he artfully dodged the point that 78 million that do not qualify under the obama care law will lose their insurance next year. the report contradicts the obama administration reassurances. that only a few face cancellation. constituents see this so their outrage is widespread. they perceive it as obama duplicity and welcome anyroomied. so on monday -- any remedy. so on monday two democrats introduced s1642, a bill that allows insurance plans offered to individuals to be sold in coming years. here is the description. we said and the president said that if people hav
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the penalty phase from midmarch and when kathleen sebelius was asked about that she said no. there is a practical reason, forget the politics of it. if you give the young healthy people more time to sign up, then there's the danger they will not sign up and the premiums will go up for the older people. it is an income redistribution plan. young people put in their premium money and don't demand a lot in services and so that money will go to pay for the extra benefits for older and sicker people. if you don't have the first part older sicker people will get sticker shock and creates more political problems. >> is there a dead line for that end of november or first of the year or -- >> i would think. not necessarily. i think he could go into early next year. no one faces penalty in the individual mandate until the 30th of march. >> 16 democrats, of them are they all up for reelection or most of them? >> no. most of them. the 15 seats, 16 seats, democrats are defending and some of those in montana. max ba cchus retired. and every democrat who is up for election. and they are al
alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
secretary kathleen sebelius set to make the announcement and make it official in 30 minutes and the white house now warns the numbers will be. >> including word that the site has been the target of at least one cyber attack. today on capitol hill, the president's chief technology other government tech officials all came together' republicans say toughest criticism president obama himself the president said as shopping sites like amazon and kayak. something we all know is not the case. amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch. president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time. and that was they weren't ready. >> the republican congressman darrell issa there went on to say that the white house cut corners on the web site agreed it does have big problems. republicans playing. >> congressional oversight absolutely warranted but nobody in this room nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the web site. they had as many as 16 reports of security incidents. meantime the bad press seems to be taking a tool toll now. a new poll finds that
secretary kathleen sebelius saying healthcare.gov needs millions of fixes. here is more from brianna kei r keilar. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that is where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program and promising its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month, we anticipate that it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat again, embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment numbers are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of healthcare.gov and the screening of so-called navigators that help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could require sensitive personal information from an innocent perso
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
side medicare chief testifying before the senate today. tomorrow hss kathleen sebelius's turn and then what they want to hear. >> i personally shared with the secretary in september tla that there were modules that we were going to delay. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> just a reminder it is election day. so get out and vote. bill hemmer. and big races in the country. virginia democrat terrory mccallus battling it out. and governor chris christie is expected to win reelection easily. and first time in 12 years new york city will pick a new mayor. and the democrat is expected to trounce the republican opponent. >> polls are open until seven. >> the kids will not be able to hear their dad's voice. and it is devastating until they are teenagers and toddlers right now, they
secretary kathleen sebelius. >> you said to hold you accountable which is why today, madam secretary, i repeat my request that you resign. >>> wall street is a twitter. the social media site is hoping to offer its initial publishings of stock. >>> and rock 'n' roll legends team up to help america's veterans in need. captioning funded by cbs veterans in need. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 7th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. >>> we begin with the affordable care act and the word from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is expect more bad news. testifying on capitol hill sebelius admitted repairs of the health care website involved a couple of hundred fixes and, quote, we're not where we need to be. one lawmaker asked for a weekly update, and the president heard from angry democratic senators and traveled to texas, the heart of the obama care opposition. tara mergener is in washington. good morning, tara. >> good morning, tara. the trip to texas was supposed to be just a fund-raising event. instead the president
of america reports, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius -- as danielle nottingham reports, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius reports the site made big improvements. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing another congressional grilling answering more questions about the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> reporter: today she focused on improvements. sebelius says technicians are making progress every day. >> in the first few weeks after healthcare.gov launched, users had to wait an average of eight seconds for pages to load. today, it typically takes less than a second. >> reporter: democrats are expressing their concern about the troubled website while republicans argue the problem with the new health care law go deeper. one of the biggest issues is the security of private information consumers have to enter on the website. >> not only can millions of americans not log into the website
was poisoned. >>> and kathleen sebelius testifying on capitol hill again. >>> and the votes are in. we're going to take a look at the changing political landscape across the country. ♪ >>> we begin with stunning news concerning the death of plo leader yasir arafat. swiss scientists say the former palestinian leader was poisoned. they found high levels of poison in his ribs and pelvis, and the radioactive material was found in the soil where he was buried. clayton swisher has more from paris. >> reporter: first they found abnormally high amounts of the poison in his clothes. now they have discovered a high presence of the radioactive substance inside his bones. swiss scientists produced this 108 report after an exhume makes of his body last september. the data clearly favors poisoning of the leader with up to 83% confidence. the family received the results from their lawyer along with analysis from david bar -- barclay. for widow and daughter it is 100% proof. >> when they came with the results, they told me he just died. i will not stop. me and my daughter will go to all courts in all over th
to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage, it's >> kathleen sebelius faces congress again about healthcare.gov. >> what she's saying about the team of experts working to finish the repairs. >> good afternoon, i'm don scott. and i'm jessica kartalija. >>> the second grilling today the point person for the obama care website is back on capitol hill, facing questions about the fixes it still needs while the president heads to dallas to do some damage control. it's danielle nottingham reporting. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius is facing another congressional grilling, answering more questions about healthcare.gov. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> reporter: today she focused on improvements. technicians are making progress every day. >> in the first few weeks, users had to wait an average of eight seconds for pages to load. today it typically takes less than a second. republicans argue that the problems go deeper. one of the biggest issue is the security of private information con
're waiting for this hearing to get under way. kathleen sebelius was very direct the last time she went before the house. she said, look, i take responsibility. we're going to fix this. i'm wondering, lynn, is the real problem going to come if by the end of this month the website is still broken? >> the real problem is that there are many, many problems now. it's not only that the website alone isn't working, it's that when it did work, it gave inaccurate information. we now know that in this month the problems, chris, have just cascaded. so when you get it working, it gives you bad information. and then you have the shock coming to some people, who did believe the president when he said nothing would change. a small number of people, granted, but things did change. so you have layer upon layer of problem now. having said that, i do want to say if you have no insurance, this is still a great deal for you. >> yeah, you've got to also look at what the president is doing. he's going to dallas tonight. he's not just going to thank the volunteers but try to rish the republican governors to expand m
secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans
on assurances they got from me. >> during the interview, the president defended hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. >> i think kathleen sebelius, under difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't the i.t. person. the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> julianna, what does the white house think of the apology? what were they trying to do here? >> the fact you heard sorry come out of the president's mouth recognizes, means they recognize they have a problem on their hands. between the website, the controversy over people's coverage getting canceled, it's opened the door. it's to legitimize having the credibility. >> they consider it a big deal. we heard people close to them for a long time saying they feel like if they ever admit the mistake, then the door. >> it's a big deal they said sorry. itis what the sorry is about. the sorry is not for what he sa
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
: good evening. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius and the obama administration continued to sell obamacare. numbers are released showing dismal enrollment figures. hours later the secretary ys in memphis at an enrollment center refusing to say whether the numbers are accurate. only that the administration has yet to establish an enormous number because the problems of this -- problems with the system >> i don't know what members were gathered and where they came from. federal and roman or state enrollment. we will be giving comprehensive figures about nationwide enrollment into is in the federal marketplace, who is that the state level once a month. we will give people reliable and permission and that then be able to count on it. >> reporter: secretary kathleen sebelius says the administration will first release those numbers by the end of the month. gerri: a federal appeals court striking down the birth control mandate in obamacare. what other ramifications? >> it ueld that challenge requiring employer-sponsored plans to provide birth control. a decision. the supreme court will ultimately
18 to 16. kathleen sebelius is being drilled again as congress is sorting out the observe caobama. what is expected today. what is on tap? >> we had some of the biggest advocates with the healthcare law. kathleen sebelius is returning to capitol hill today. she will get fresh questioning from senators addressing growing concerns not only about implementation but the law itself. it included a senior administrator involving the implementation. they says the site is able to process nearly 10's of thousands of registrants per hour with almost no errors. >> they can review and compare plans without registering for an account. this functionality was not working well in the days leading up to it so we opted to prioritize work on the application process instead. >> remember we learned many couldn't keep their health plan? is jay carney was thrilled by reporters yesterday. he says the president can go back in time and he is focused on getting it right for the american people. he also encouraged approximately 6 million people without health insurance to sign up. back to you. >> elizabeth pr
. >> there is another story tonight regarding kathleen sebelius. she returned to capitol hill to answer questions on the problems with the obama care rollout and the law itself. the president's promise that if you like your plan you can keep it. watch this. >> the white house website says if you like your plan, you can keep it and you don't have to change a thing due to the health care law. we know that lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately lying to the american people is not. i'd just like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false, madam secretary? >> the vast majority of american who is are insured are in the employer market, are in public plans or veterans plans. those plans have stayed in place and continued to offer benefits. >> republican john cornin of texas is a member of the senate finance committee. he's with me now. why is it impossible to get a straight answer on this critical issue to the american people? >> you know, if we were in a courtroom the judge w
to something he didn't want to change. >> republicans calling the president to fire kathleen sebelius. i was struck by what the president did not say when he was asked about that. let's listen. >> do you still have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius in tremendous difficult circumstances in the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product for people to get. you know, kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our it person. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working but my priority now is to get it fixed, and, you know, ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> he didn't say he had full confidence in her still. what do you read into it? >> he says the buck stops with me but had two opportunities to say yes, simple one-
committee held the much anticipated hearing, with kathleen sebelius, let's see her try to wiggle out of accountability for this mess. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> stewart: that was weird. i wonder if her apology will in any way affect any certain grandstanding type congress people who might have planned on shaming her into apologizing with some kind of weird prop or something. >> i came with a quote from american icon. hold up a poster that says if you are having a problem, it is our problem. and i am glad to hear you base this philosophy to your actions today. >> stewart: now, i am really glad you embrace this philosophy although i paid pretty good money for this sign, and just a heads-up, if you, i got this big sign and it cost a lot of money, that's all. i felt like a (bleep) driving it on top of my car. >> poor guy. how would you feel if you spent all night preparing (bleep) sandwich for your enemy's, enemies to eat only to have them sit down and unwrap their own (bleep) sandwich. to
of americans, delay is not an option. >> kathleen sebelius on capitol hill, why they have to move forward. >>> and pushing the peace process, john kerry talking with both sides. we begin with an al jazeera exclusive on the death of yasser arafat. swiss scientists proving what many suspected, arafat was poison. they found pulonium, the allegations triggered the effort to have his body exhumed last year. >> first they found unnormally high amounts of polonium 10 in his clothes then found a high level of the substance in his bones. the scientists say their data clearly favors the poisoning of palestinian's historic leader with up to 83% confidence. the arafat family received the result it's from their lawyer along with an analysis along with professor of forensic analyst david barclay. >> this is beyond any doubt if my opinion that it was polonium that killed yasser arafat. >> for wife and daughter it was proof. >> it was if they just told me he died. i will not stop. me and my daughter will go to all courts all over the world to punish who did this crime. >> now that i have proof that he wa
this morning, another grilling on capitol hill for kathleen sebelius about the troubled new health care website. abc 7 news reporter live from the newsroom. >> she faced the senate finance committee, a lot of testimony sounds familiar, but she insists things are improving. dozens of government and private personnel have been added to the team and they are constantly diagnosing and fixing problems. >> reporter: you could call it a compliment. max baucus says he believes in the affordable care act. but -- >> months ago i warned if the implementation didn't improve, the marketplaces might struggle. >> reporter: and struggle they have. but the woman behind the launch tells senators today problems are being fixed. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says people are signing up and with better results. >> a month ago, viewing and filtering health plan s took minutes. today it takes seconds. consumers used to see a blapg screen at the end of the application process. today they see whether they're eligible for financial assistance. >> reporter: and she cites figures for premiums she sa
a difference in rates. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius took responsibility. is the secretary to blame here? >> no, i don't think so. again, i hate to say, i put a lot of blame on the shoulders of 34 governors who for two years tried to play politics and tried to trash obama care instead of getting with the game. we said we're going to step up and do right by our citizens. and since then we have focussed and shown what you can do. kathleen sebelius is very good to work for. >> there are several million people who are being notified that their private insurance policies will be cancelled at the end of the year because those policies do not comply with the law. they're getting their notices right now. so president obama has promised repeatedly, that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. so what happens to all those people now that they realize they actually can't keep their plan? >> there's about 900,000 people who are going to get -- 600,000, before today, they would have been locked into their health plan, now they can pick between different health p
saying it will work. kathleen sebelius is making two stops in florida today. and there was a report out this morning suggesting the white house knew seems this might be damage control on the part of the white house. >> yes, good morning. kathleen sebelius spoke to students about the status of healthcare.gov. and the secretary was asked what did the government know? what did the administration -- were they aware that there could be problems with an october # 1st roll out. based on this report that indicated as early as last march that there may have been problems with logistics, and the number of people using the site. the secretary said they were aware of that report, saying the administration knew about theed a assessment and what issues could be in place. >> they gave a management assessment on what could go wrong, on what some of the issues were, and that was, as you say in march of last year, which was taken very seriously, and action plans were put in place to address those issues and problems. clearly all of them and particularly the timing for end to end testing was not sufficien
aware of that report and here is what kathleen sebelius had to say about that. >> action plans were put in place to address those issues and problems. clearly all of them, and particularly the timing for end to end testing was not sufficient. we have said that over and over again. a number of things that they identified in the march report as vulnerabilities clearly have worked extremely well like the hub. we did exactly what should have been in the middle of a build. and a management assessment of progress in place i think is an appropriate and prudent step to take. >> reporter: and from here in orlando, secretary sebelius travels to miami to continue her assessment that healthcare.gov and the affordable care act is up and running. >> julia thank you very much. >>> people in the midwest are recovering, rebuilding their lives after the deadly string of tornados that tore through the nation's heartland. eight people were killed and dozens more injured. almost 8,000 people remain without power at this hour, and in one of the hardest hit counties, washington, illinois, more than 1 thousand
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius answers questions from the senate finance committee. susan mcginnis has the latest from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this will be the third time she comes to the hill to talk about the health care law. she'll likely focus on the positive aspects of it and the improvements they've made to the website. that's what mary tavenner did. probably neither of them will apiece all the critics of the website and the health care law. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is on capitol hill today answering questions about the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> we're now more than 30 days into one of the greatest website disasters in history. after nearly $400 million, healthcare.gov is synonymous with failure. >> yesterday the head of the government agency administers the website says fixes are working. mary tavenner says healthcare.gov can now process nearly 17,000 people registering every hour with almost no errors. the government needs more enrollees, especially healthy young people to help make insurance
story. we learned even more stunning new details about the state of obamacare. as kathleen sebelius is put on the hot seat once again. >> sebelius admits the government needs to fix hundreds of problems with the web site which raises the question can it really be fixed by the end of the month? no background checks. felons could have been hired giving them access to personal information. enrollment is quote, very low. elizabeth prann is live to tell us what all of this means. >> during her testimony she said it is better than it was in october. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius htod lawmakers the government is working to fix what see says is problems. th enrollment extensions they want to change. oo p oo juwhy can keep limping along why not shut it down and put it together in the way it should be put together? many have pointed out that your one off fixes tend to have unintended consequences down the road. >> while sebelius responded there's not much to gain in doing so. we heard similar rhetoric from the president during his stop at the lone star state yesterday.
kathleen sebelius' department, and issa today demanded to know then why a parade of top officials from jay carney to sebelius and one of her top deputies have refused to turn over the real enrollment figures. >> marilyn told us she doesn't have numbers. i'm sorry, but if you spend $600 million on your signature legislation and you have internal numbers and you're not willing to give external numbers, what you're doing is the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. >> presidents aides have pledged to start revealing numbers at the end of october. they say it will take a couple weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. show thepublic where we are. >> we are going to give you a reasonable, accurate number, as we promised we would, on a monthly basis, consistent with the data released that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- you know, for understandable reasons, i guess, is on, you know, how low the number might be. >> carney said while republicans want to focus on t
secretary, kathleen sebelius is are up in the air. we look at how small businesses are up in arms. the solution working on, first, ed henry with the latest on a story that changes by the minute. ed? >> reporter: the president is saying sorry, even though white house aids said he never misspoke and the cancellation letters were the fault of the insurance industry. breaking tonight, an official revealed there are problems with the website that had not been previously revealed. trying to shift the focus to the economy at the port of new orleans, president obama could not help but note he is frustrated with healthcare.gov. >> nobody is more frustrated. i wanted to go in and fix it myself, but i don't write codes. >> reporter: he was not as light hearted in an interview with nbc news when he made it sound like a personal political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have before burned with a website, more importantly, the american people have been burned. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius apologizing for a flawed website. she made a new pledge the administration will find a wa
for this. >> kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill. how long can a hot seat stay hot? >> obama care is a failure. >> when you look at what happened last night. >> republicans ha to work extra hard. >> were voters really sending a message? >> big questions remain. >> there is a lot to digest over this. >> the civil war within the republican party continues to rage. ♪ >>> the republican establishment is fighting back against the two party attempts to take over the republican party. and last night, the republican establishment won. >> i'll tell you it is a shame what happened to ken cuccinelli because -- he was betrayed bay his own party. >> in virginia, a weak democratic candidate beat a much weaker and crazy sounding tea party candidate, ken cuccinelli. today a disappointed rush limbaugh let his audience in on the dirty little secret of that campaign. >> shea didn't want him to win. this is the dirty little secret. not like it is a secret now. such is the animus towards the tea party. in the republican party establishment. that they are, i am telling you, they're perfectly comforta
story i said demanded to know why a parade of tp officials including kathleen sebelius did not give the information. >> if you have internal numbers and you're not willing to hear extra numbers, you are doing the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. reporter: they say it will take a couple of weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. >> we have a reasonable and accurate number as we promised we would on a monthly basis, consistent with the data release that you see other programs. the focus here is understandable on how low the number might be. reporter: jay carney said the republicans want to focus on the bad news and that democrats knew that would be slow at first but would pick up over time. the pressure to be transparent as coming from long time supporters of the affordable care act blasted the broader rollout with cnbc. >> and is off the rails and i think what the country needs right now is honesty and transparency and truth about what is really going on. reporter: oddly
editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
matt baucus telling kathleen sebelius to shut it down and do it the right the second time. that is the desks of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. from mark foster. shut the whole thing down. go daddy can do the web site better. thanks for making me laugh. and rick baker posting if they cannot run it right the first time what makes them think they can do it the second time. government has never meant to be in the insurance business. i'm gretchen, here is shep. >>> gretchen, thanks. we are developing several new stories here on the fox news deck. reaction after new testimony from the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the problems with the obamacare web site and what she says the administration absolutely can cannot could do. plus, a man who hijacked a plane to cuba has just returned to the united states after three decades to face justice. we have video of his plane arriving and you'll hear what happens next. facebook launching a new policy on bullying. how will that effect you and your children? plus, jet
apply in person effectively. >> reporter: do you have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius, under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years, has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets. so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our i.t. person. >> reporter: she's still the right person to do it? >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> reporter: brian, to reiterate, the administration is working on a policy. they are not going through congress. they want to do this themselves to figure out a way to keep that promise for people who like their plans they can keep it. they are trying to see if they can fix the loophole and keep the president's promise. >> chuck todd with his conversation a short time ago with the president at the white house. chuck, thanks. >>> now to the big health story that broke earlier today. the fda announcing the federal government plans to phas
secretary kathleen sebelius. >> trying to shift the focus to new orleans, president obama could not note that he has been frustrated with health care.gov. >> i want to go into and fix it myself. >> he was not quite as lighthearted and nbc news when he made it sound like it was a political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have been burned already with a website, more importantly, the people have been burned by website. >> is embattled health chiefs have was in atlanta is apologizing for a flood website. and she made a new pledge that the administration will find a way to deal with cancellation notices. though she was vague about how they will be that. >> we are looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> she was also hit with questions about her own future. >> she said she believes the president does have her back. one day after he did not directly answer a question about whether he still has confidence in her. >> i thi
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